Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Violales Loasaceae

Scientific Name: Nasa humboldtiana
Species Authority: (Urb. & Gilg) Weigend)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cornejo, X., Suin, L. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Andean Ecuador, with two endemic subspecies. Subspecies humboldtiana is known from two collections: the type, collected 130 years ago in Llalla, and a second, without date nor locale, simply labeled "Peru". This information is apprently incorrect, since the species is considered endemic to Ecuador (Weigend 2000). Subspecies roseoalba has been collected several times in six populations in disturbed roadside vegetation along the Quevedo-Latacunga road, near Chillanes and Huigra. Two new records of the subspecies have been collected by X. Cornejo and C. Bonifaz on the western Andean slopes of El Oro province. In both areas, the species is persistent in disturbed areas, growing weedily along trails and in settled areas. Common name: "ortiguilla". No specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,500–3,500 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Cornejo, X., Suin, L. & Pitman, N. 2004. Nasa humboldtiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45604A11006039. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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